Posted November 21, 2011 on
The Fighting Illini basketball team needs assistance from its talented freshman class this season. Several are already receiving significant playing time. While it will take them awhile to acclimate and gain confidence at the college level, they have potential. Mike Shaw is beginning to help at power forward, especially in the areas of rebounding and hustle.
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The Fighting Illini football team hosted a number of top prospects for home football games this fall. Among those at the Michigan game was Jeffersontown, Kentucky, star DeMichael Jackson. The do-it-all speedster is being recruited as a running back.
Wisconsin headed down to Champaign to take on the Fighting Illini in their final road test of the season. After falling behind early, the Badgers scored 28 of the final 31 points and came out with a victory. Brad Fedie and Matt Fleming were there to capture the action.
There were a number of upsets in college football yesterday. The Fighting Illini tried to add to that total but came up short. A day after, Illini coach Ron Zook reviews the Wisconsin game. And he updates schedule changes during Thanksgiving week as the Illini prepare to travel to Minnesota Saturday.
The Fighting Illini football team always benefits when there are high major players who reside downstate because they often have a strong interest in the state school. Many years few are available, but 2013 promises to be an exception. Logan Tuley-Tillman has tremendous potential as an offensive tackle, and he grew up a fan of Orange and Blue.
Zook to scrap QB rotation in regular-season finaleIllinois coach Ron Zook justified using backup quarterback Reilly O'Toole in alternating series with starter Nathan Scheelhaase on Saturday as a method of sparking the offensively muted Illini, noting it wasn't a slight against Scheelhaase.
The Fighting Illini basketball team is in Cancun getting ready to take on Richmond in the semifinals of the Cancun Challenge. It will be a trip combining business with pleasure, and everyone hopes the Illini return with a championship trophy and a greater understanding of how to play the game. But the Spiders will be a difficult challenge for the young Illini.
The Fighting Illini remain undefeated after taking down their first top-10 opponent this season in No. 8 Lehigh, 22-18 while defeating Clarion 34-13 on Sunday at Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall.
Nov 26, 3:30 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Minnesota and Illinois on Saturday, with the host Golden Gophers trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.
This season the Golden Gophers are 2-9 overall and 6-5 ATS against the...